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Senior Occupational Therapist - Inpatient - Per Diem

Location Walnut Creek, California Job Number 959995 Date posted 06/07/2021
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Description:
Provides independent occupational therapy management of patients, under the direction of the Director of Rehabilitation or designee. Provides occupational therapy services in specialized patient care clinics, and assists in the development, implementation, and review of departmental patient care programs.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Evaluates patients and interprets evaluation findings to determine the nature and extent of dysfunction. Establishes treatment goals and plans treatment to achieve established goals. Initiates discharge planning for occupational therapy. Implements the treatment plan through direct treatment of the patient, delegates a portion of the treatment plan to appropriate supportive personnel, and coordinates the treatment program with other health care personnel as appropriate.
  • Provides advice and education to patient and family. Evaluates need for and trains patient/family in the use of special equipment or devices and adapts as necessary e.g., splints, slings, prosthesis, A.D.L equipment or refers to other disciplines as necessary for effective treatment.
  • Regularly reassesses clinical signs and symptoms to determine effectiveness of treatment, progress of patients towards goals, and the need for modifying goals and treatment. Discharges patient from occupational therapy when the patient has received maximum benefit from occupational therapy.
  • Provides accurate, timely documentation of occupational therapy patient management. Participates in appropriate and approved educational and clinical research activities in occupational therapy. Participates in specialized patient care clinics outside the department.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, and review off departmental patient care programs. Performs other duties as needed in the areas of staff education, departmental operations, and departmental projects. Demonstrates on-going progress toward meeting the criteria for professional practice.      
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis.  At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status.  Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience as an occupational therapist required.
  • Education
  • Graduate of an accredited occupational therapy curriculum with a bachelor's or master's degree with certification in occupational therapy or foreign-trained equivalent.
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Licensure to practice occupational therapy by the State of California by date of hire.
  • Obtain BLS prior to employment start date.
  • Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to perform both routine and complicated therapy under general supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A
  • Primary Location: California,Walnut Creek,501 Lennon Lane Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Per Diem Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NCAL-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Physical / Occupational Therapy Department: Walnut Creek Hospital - Occupational Therapy-Inpatient - 0206 Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.